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David Moyes, pictured, used his first press conference to state Wayne Rooney will not be sold

David Moyes, pictured, used his first press conference to state Wayne Rooney will not be sold

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<b>Wayne Rooney</b><br />
A move for Ibrahimovic would certainly put a sparkle on the back pages, but should Chelsea do a deal for Wayne Rooney it'd be on the front as well. Everyone knows the England striker is unhappy at Manchester United, so much so he asked Sir Alex Ferguson for a transfer shortly before the end of the season. His feelings now David Moyes has taken over are unknown, but with just two years remaining on his deal, it's thought something will give this summer. Arsenal are also keen on Rooney, but if they or Chelsea are to succeed in signing the 27-year-old, they will have to overcome United's policy of refusing to sell their best players to their direct rivals.

<b>Wayne Rooney</b><br /> A move for Ibrahimovic would certainly put a sparkle on the back pages, but should Chelsea do a deal for Wayne Rooney it'd be on the front as well. Everyone knows the England striker is unhappy at Manchester United, so much so he asked Sir Alex Ferguson for a transfer shortly before the end of the season. His feelings now David Moyes has taken over are unknown, but with just two years remaining on his deal, it's thought something will give this summer. Arsenal are also keen on Rooney, but if they or Chelsea are to succeed in signing the 27-year-old, they will have to overcome United's policy of refusing to sell their best players to their direct rivals.

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David Moyes, pictured, used his first press conference to state Wayne Rooney will not be sold

New Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that Wayne Rooney is not for sale after facing the media for the first time in his Old Trafford reign.

Rooney's future has been the focus of much speculation this summer and has cast a huge shadow over the early stages of Moyes' tenure as he replaces Sir Alex Ferguson. Chelsea, Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain have all been touted as suitors for the England striker but Moyes has categorically stated that the England striker will stay at Old Trafford.

"Wayne is not for sale," he said. "He's a Manchester United player and he will remain a Manchester United player."

Moyes also managed the 28-year-old during his time at Everton and believes he can get the best out of the England striker.

"I've been fortunate, I've known Wayne since he was 16," Moyes said.

"I've had several meetings with Wayne. He's training brilliantly well, he's come back in good shape and I'm really looking forward to working with him.

"We have spoken several times and as far as I've seen it, whatever happened before has gone. We are working together now. I see a glint in his eye, he looks happy and if he is saying I'm going to knuckle down and get it right - let's not kid ourselves.

"He's a terrific player and let me reiterate, he's not for sale."

Moyes also distanced himself from any meeting between Rooney and his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson about a possible departure for the forward from Old Trafford.

"There was a private meeting between two people and I was not privy to that. I'm now looking at it in my period at Man Utd," Moyes said. "I'm really looking forward to working with Wayne and getting him to the levels I know he's capable of. I can tell you categorically that Wayne Rooney is training very well."


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